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Comment - Send to back

DataBlender
11 - Bolide

Has anyone else noticed that tools placed on top of comment boxes are prone to disappearing behind them?

 

I know you can send the comment back to the back, but this preference doesn't seem to always be kept when opening/closing workflows.

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patrick_digan
17 - Castor
17 - Castor

@DataBlender Yes I've run into the same problem you are describing!

jasontax
6 - Meteoroid

I am also having this issue.  It doesn't save the setting when I send the comment to the back sometimes and reopen the workflow.

stlbw
6 - Meteoroid

I'm having the same issue. My organization is trying to standardize our workflows to some extent, using broad color categories for documentation. I'm finding that the color coded comment boxes tend to be in the front again after closing and re-opening the workflow.

ptjy
6 - Meteoroid

This is always happening for me when using the comments. I really like the freedom of using colors and font sizes, etc.  Right now, I am moving to use containers. Please do fix this bug ... thanks in advance.

MikeLR
8 - Asteroid

Hi

I've noticed the same thing. In my version (2019.4.8.22007) it only seems to happen with comment boxes that are inside containers. Any comment boxes that are not inside containers always stay at the back. For those areas of the workflow I'm going to try "Bring to Front" for all the tools instead of "Send to Back" to see if that makes a difference. I'll report back.

Cheers

Mike

 

 

Gemma_M
5 - Atom

Did using 'bring to front' work for you? I have a lot of files with this issue.

MikeLR
8 - Asteroid

Hi Gemma

I thought it had for a while but then I moved some tools inside that container and the next time I opened that workflow some of the tools were behind the comment box again. I need to run another test without moving those tools and see if they stay in place again.

 

Gemma_M
5 - Atom

Thanks Mike. I thought I had success using your approach. Brought to front - saved - exit - reopen and everything was good. Closed out again (not making any changes) and now an hour later, its back to how it was. 

 

Good luck with your test!

MikeLR
8 - Asteroid

Hi Gemma

I have just reopened a workflow from last week and all tools are still at the front. I hope it's working for you too!

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